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identified only as ethan was kidnapped from a school bus in midland city last week by a man who shot and killed the bus driver on board. the fbi spent days negotiating with the kidnapper. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. they stormed the bunker yesterday in the afternoon after dykes became agitated and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minne
of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
men caught on camera monday smashing a display case inside the zales jewelry store in pentagon city stealing 27 diamond rings. >> i had seen that and when i looked up at my desk and i saw the guy heading toward me, that was the first thing i thought. they're here, same ones. >> reporter: frederick police say they're looking into that possibility. >> we're in communication with arlington pd. we're reviewing their information and showing them our information and seeing if they link up and if they do, we'll work it cooperatively. >> reporter: in both cases it appears the bandits used a hammer to break open the display cases. in today's caper the hammer was dropped and left behind, their victims left to deal with the effects of being pepper sprayed, but they're all okay physically. >> after today's heist police say the hooded men got away in derek colored suv or truck. it was a red -- a dark colored suv or truck. it was a red sedan that was seen leaving the scene in pentagon city. >>> police believe this woman robbed two banks in a matter of minutes yesterday in northwest d.c. one rob
in a small bunker in midland city until the rescue yesterday afternoon. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation.
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with match.com, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they
, there's so much going on down here. this city knows how to do it right. this will be the 10th time they've hosted. the first time since katrina. they've done a terrific job for getting ready for the tens of thousands that are converging on new orleans for the food and music which, i've found out, plays 24 hours a day. we spoke to a lot of fans -- i found out they're divided into three groups. the raven' fans, 49ers' fans, and people looking to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. you hear all that? we'll hear from them and hear from the harbaugh brothers going up against each other in this unprecedented super bowl, and we'll catch up with celebrities that we ran into along the way. so much more coming up in the next two hours. we'll check back with you. >> sounds like somebody did an all-nighter. >> i think so. for work. for work, right? >> two things. >> reporter: am i bleary-eyed yet? all for work, all for work. >> thanks. we'll see you in a bit. >>> meantime, in terms of other news, there's a new milestone for wall street. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since t
seven days since he stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort item, a red hot wheels car, potato chips, medicine. over the weekend, a press conference to thank the hostage tark. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: meantime, late sunday, this tight-knit community buried bus driver chuck poland, who died prote protecting the children. >> ethan, hang tough little man. we love you. we're praying for you. >> reporter: little ethan's birthday is quickly approaching. he turn 6 in just a few days. amy? >> all right, gio. poor ethan and
. how you pitch it. >> there is a twist. a twist, especially in new york city, you were telling us about. we'll get to that later. later on. new jersey's governor pokes fun at himself on late night network tv. by chowing down on doughnuts. what was chris christie trying to prove? that is in "the skinny," also coming up. >> obviously his weight is a big issue, no pun intended. little fun. here all week. and glad you came back for a second day. didn't scare you off yesterday. >> no, you tried. you tried hard. >> tried my best. >> the pictures of me were awful. >> please. it was fun. >> it was good fun. i am happy to be back. got a little sleep. thank you, devon, for not crying until i had gotten four hours of sleep. instead of seven i was hoping for. it is great. happy to be back. he is awesome. >> excellent. nice. officially going to be indoctrinated into the overnight world today. because willis is back from his little vacation. >> yeah! i'm here! >> willis, quiet, subtle member of our staff. he always takes. a liking to the female co-anchors on the show. got a little freaky-deaky in him
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. federal agents spent park of the night checking the scene for possible explosives. federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker, and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to
the latest from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: so often, we're telling stories that have truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained there, 42 in atlanta and had a couple of sprinkles trying to come on the of the skies here and been tough to get that and we have some clouds in the area and we'll see those dissipate in into the moring and the afternoon. we're at 50 degrees on the way and to the middle and upper 50s and with that five-day forecast, sunny in the morning and the next chance of rain on thursday. the updated computer models throughout the morning and that is information for you i will have today on channel 2 action news at noon . >> and join us throughout the morning. we're all on at with quarterback cool. >> when you're in your car, tune in to 95.5 fm and am 750 news talk wsb. >> and we'll see you again tomorrow morning at 4:30 and "good morning america" is income. have a great tuesday. eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the
that was in there. eating a turkey sandwich and watching spongebob. >> reporter: tuesday night in midland city, the community came together for an early birthday celebration. ethan turned 6 on wednesday. >>> senate democrats on a retreat in maryland will get a visit from the president today as he rallies support for his second-term budget, including a request to delay automatic spending. nbc tracie potts has reaction from republicans and the latest nonpartisan budget forecast. good morning. >> richard, good morning. make that $85 billion worth of automatic spending cuts. the president says while congress works on a permanent budget, they need to delay these cuts by passing another temporary fix. but republicans really want to focus on spending cuts, not nearly enough of them, they say. also this morning, we have word from the nonpartisan congressional budget office that for the first time since president obama has been in office, we can see a deficit under $1 trillion. $884 billion is what they are suggesting. they think unemployment will go up through the next couple of years, but federal rev
, the biggest of the winter, on track for the northeast. could it be a lot of snow headed for some major cities? guess who we're going to ask. sa sam. >> models started to show this last night. we've had a split flow in the jet stream. we've had a northern jet and a southern jet. this has been small nuisancemakers and storms. but what begins to happen is those two positions start to phase together. let me get back to the graphic. i want to show you -- max, will you run that through. to the eastern side. here's what happens. these two lows that are right now, really far apart, get really close in sync and phase off the eastern seaboard. where this happens depends who gets snow and who gets rain. it's going to happen from the carolinas towards probably boston. wherever this happens, there's a lot of snow with this storm and southern rain. there will be mixing, as well. as far as exact totals, we're not going to do that tonight into tomorrow. buffalo, albany, 6 to 12-inch snowfalls. new york, 3 to 6 for that area. philly, a little less. 1 to 3. boston, 12 to 24 inches of snow. some places in maine
, mayor sam jones, has just jumped in there and done everything we can through the city to support this. >> wow, that's great news. >> we've had so many people to support this. hat's such great news because i would imagine these are 4,000 people who really need that support. what kinds of donations are you ke getting? what are people in the community offering up for the people coming off the ship? >> well, christkrispy kreme is thing in the south. so they're bringing ningz and coca-cola is bringing drinks in. there's a lot of people but we're going to have a kate e can with hot food. and carnival has stepped up the pace and brought in a lot of -- they're the ones bringing in the hot food. carnival is doing everything they can. i say everything they can to make it a pleasurable experience once they get there. >> they haven't eaten hot food or good food in a little while. do you have medical folks coming in as well? especially i would imagine for people who are elderly and for people who are disabled on that ship, you know, there have got to be some serious -- potentially serious problems
been covering this and joins us from midland city, alabama. what a huge relief for this community. tell me what you are hearing about how they pulled off this raid. >> reporter: we just spoke with the local sheriff here and he told us it's still have much an. >> crime scene and ongoing investigation though details are being released. we know from federal official they were able to see inside of that bunker which is how they had knowledge jimmy lee dykes had a gun. fbi officials did confirm via e-mail that he thinks dykes was killed by law enforcement. but the fbi is processing the scene and they will release details about the shooting of dykes very soon. he says it's very important that the agency keeps certain tactics private. the feds need to protect their resources. a loud boom was heard on the scene when police stormed the bunker. they felt he was in imminent danger. last night they continued to sweep the property to check for buried bombs while the neighborhood behind me does in fact remain evacuated. martha: that little boy is celebrating a very big day tomorrow. i can't imagine w
's following the investigation for us. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: one city official tells us this is the most analyzed piece of electricity in history. we do have new information on concerns about the power supply in the month leading up to the super bowl. in the months leading up to super bowl xlvii, there were worries and warnings among superdome officials about the stadium's power situation. that's from memos from the superdome management group. october 15th, 2012, a memo from pat toppler refers to transient spikes in loads in the system that had previously occurred. >> the concern whether the connection point from the grid to the superdome was reliable. this memo says a test determined that the power feeder line had some decay and had a chance of failure. >> a letter five days before that from an outside engineer hired by the superdome said based on test results, the superdome's main and only electrical feed are not sufficiently liable to support the high profile event schedule. >> and in response to that entergy and superdome services constructed a whole new vault that t
is in vatican city with that for us. when we were checking in with you earlier, the pope was just arriving. so what did he say and how did he look? >> reporter: he looked reasonably good. he delivered about a 20 minute message and began by talking about the fact that he was going to be leaving the church. he thanked the audience, the people that had gathered for this regular papal audience. in fact the pilgrims that had gathered for their support and their love as he put it. he was certain the church would continue and he would like the pilgrims to pray for him and his successor. and then he went into the lenten message, the temptation of christ, 40 days in the wilderness and that the basis of the christian celebration of lent. he received tumultuous applause every time he mentioned it and also sustained applause at the end of his remarks this morning. so i would say he appeared buoyed up by the support he was getting. >> we're learning who are about his health. he recently underwent surgery. what are the details of that and do we know if that influenced his decision to step down? >> reporter:
-old was in imminent danger. abc's gio benitez has the latest from midland city, alabama. gio, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. so often, we're telling stories with truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained exclusively by abc news, was evaluated at a nearby hospital. he arrived sitting up on a stretcher. and this morning, his family tells abc news, he is in good spirits and appears unharmed. even playing with his toy dinosaur. >> ethan, he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground bunker, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a mat
there joe flacco, the team actually got stuck in traffic on its way to city hall to kick off this victory parade. and from there the team headed to m&t bank stadium where thousands of ravens fans attended a free celebration featuring the team and live entertainment. >>> here is a question, where is john boehner? because his number two is out there, he's talking about the republican party's future, and making a surprise comment about guns. you will hear what eric cantor told cnn. >>> plus, how does a little boy recover from being held hostage? special needs child, underground, for one week, with a killer. wendy walsh joins me live next. searching for a bank designed for investors like you? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder s
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